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Block Watch 422A-East Toledo Holiday, Home & Personal Safety Presentation by the Sheriff's Department Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Idaho Street at White Street. A half-hour of tips followed by a question-and-answer period. Church is handicapped-accessible. Info: 419-698-1519
"Tree Trimming with Enchanted Entertainers" Dec. 2, 3:30-5 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Following the program, there will be tree decorating, crafts and treats.
Beginning Crochet progra
m Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Bring two skeins of four-ply yarn and a size I crochet hook. Learn a basic stitch and start working on a handmade scarf. Free. Call 419-259-5310 to register.
Heralding the Holidays, featuring a unique selection of arts and crafts, all hand made by local artists, live entertainment, children's activities and a visit from Santa, Dec. 4, 5- 9 p.m.; Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 6, noon-5 p.m.,Toledo Botanical Garden. Free. www.toledogarden.org.
38th East Toledo Christmas Parade Dec. 5, 11 a.m. Parade starts at Ravine and E. Broadway, then proceeds to Starr Avenue to Main St. To register, call Denny Fairchild at 419-693-9517.
Beginning Knitting program Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Bring size 10 knitting needles and two to four skeins of yarn. Learn a basic stitch and start working on a handmade scarf. Free. Call 419-259-5310 to register.
Northwood VFW Post 2984 Fish Fries Fridays 5-7:45 p.m. through the end of April 102 W. Andrus Rd. All-you-can-eat fish. Chicken, steak, shrimp and chicken tender dinners also available at various prices. Kids’ meals offered.
Monday Night Tacos, 5-7:30 p.m. throughout football season, Northwood VFW 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Open to the public.
Breakfasts every Sunday through the end of April, 9 a.m.-noon, Northwood VFW Post 2894. Featuring eggs, breakfast meat, toast, hash browns, juice & coffee. A la carte items available.
Clay High School Marching Band Fruit Sale fundraiser runs through Nov. 30. Small and large case of oranges or grapefruit; small cases of tangelos or tangerines; and cases of red and/or golden apples are available. Contact a band member to place an order. Delivery set for Dec. 16.
Mercy St. Charles Auxiliary Annual Gold Sale Dec. 4, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., in the hospital’s Oregon Room. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-691-3255.
Make-It-and-Take-It Holiday Crafts for grades K-5, Dec. 5, 2-2:45 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Supplies provided. Refreshments will be served. Info: 419-259-5250.
Book Discussion Group meets every third Tuesday at 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Next meeting will be Dec. 15, when the group will discuss, Nicholas Sparks’ “Three Weeks With My Brother.” Copies are available at the library.
Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. in the Oregon Room, Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Guests welcome ($2 fee). Info: Joan Swartz at 419-691-2720.
Crafters Sought for “Christmas in Wonderland” Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Dec. 3 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Reservations required by Nov. 20. Info: 419-696-7245.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society "Holiday Tour of Distinctive Homes," Dec. 5 and 6, noon - 4 p.m. Seven distinctive homes will be open for the self-driving tour in the Oregon area. Call Wanda 419-691-8328 or Connie 419-693-2956 to reserve a time. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Teutonia Maennerchor and Damenchor’s Weihnachtskonzert (Christmas Concert) Dec. 5, Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd. (near Coy Rd.). Traditional German and American songs, full-sit down pork chop dinner prepared by the Holzbacherbuam Schuhplatter dancers. Serving at 5:30 p.m. with concert and dancing music by the Vagabond Duo to follow. Tickets $20 by calling the Club House at the Grove at 419-691-6345 or any Maennerchor or Damenchor member.
Book-Signing Event featuring local author Jennifer Mauter, author of “Illumination Station” Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m., Collins & Parker, 2513 Woodville Rd.
Wine & Cheese Tasting Event, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home auditorium, 930 S. Wynn Rd., corner of Navarre and Wynn. $25 donation. Reservations: 419-215-7675.
Oregon Holiday Concert presented by BP Husky Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Clay High School auditorium. Free tickets available at the high school.
James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public. Crafts, holiday baked goods, Candle Lite and more.
Breakfast With Santa Dec. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Ave. Breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts and more. Free. Donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves will enter you into a chance to win prizes. To register, call 419-724-4673.
Oregon Senior Center Activities include bingo, fitness checks, daily lunches, Bunco, euchre, line dancing, exercise, movies, shopping, day trips, transportation and educational classes. Call 419-698-7078 for a schedule.
Walk With Us Support Group Meetings the first Thursday of each month, noon-1:30 p.m. and the third Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. in a handicap-accessible meeting room at New Harvest Church, 3540 Seaman Rd. Open to adults who have suffered the death of a loved one. Not a social or religious activity. Walk in or call Judy Hoeflinger at 419-691-9750 or Julie Marshall at 419-343-2311.
DivorceCare, a support group for those dealing with issues of divorce, Tuesdays through December at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Free dinner at 6:15, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
First St. Mark’s After-School Program meets every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-6:30 p.m., 1121 Grasser St, off Pickle west of Wheeling. Time for worship and play, special guests, supper and crafts.
Euchre every Sunday at 2 p.m., Oregon VFW Post 9816, Ashcroft Dr.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is the second Wednesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.
Christmas Musical Drama, “The Gospel According to Scrooge,” Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13, 7 p.m., Dayspring Church, 17360 N. Dixie Highway. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are free and are available by calling Dayspring at 419-352-0672 or visit www.dayspringassembly.org.
Split-the-Pot Bingo sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Social Assn., Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Refreshments available.
W.O.W. at Zion UMC Wednesdays 5 p.m. The program will include a meal, music, chimes, games, scripture and drama. Ages 4 through high school are welcome. Call 419-290-3866 for fee and other information.
Woodmore FFA Alumni Scrap Metal Drive Dec. 5, 8 a.m.-noon in the northeast corner of the parking lot at Woodmore High School. All items made with metal will be accepted, plus vehicle batteries and vehicles (with title). Funds raised will benefit scholarships for the FFA chapter. Info: Deborah Bach at 419-862-2438.
Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal you wish to attend. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks the 4th Tuesday of the month; bingo played the 4th Tuesday of the month, after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874.
Fremont Area Women’s Connection Meeting Dec. 8, 11 a.m., Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Program: Birdie Laurer with, “Christmas Nostalgia.” Speaker Amy Gardner, of Luna Pier, Mich., will discuss, “Love of Laughter Turned into Real Joy.” Reservations due by Dec. 3. Contact Donna at 419-334-2262 or Betty at
. For free childcare during the meeting, call Donna at the above number.
Memorial Hospital’s Annual Golden Threads Christmas Luncheon Dec. 3 at noon at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, SR 590. Ole Zim’s popular chicken dinner will be served. Entertainment by the Clyde High School show choir, Kaleidoscope. Registration deadline is Nov. 30. Info/registration at 419-334-6613.
Fremont Area TEA Party group, “Patriots Against Government Excess” will hold a study of the book, “The 5000 Year Leap. Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Pontifex. Books will be available for $5.
Red Cross Blood Pressure Screenings Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-noon, Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St. Free.
Santa Storytime Dec. 5 at noon, Genoa Branch Library. Santa Claus will be on hand to visit the library to read stories and listen to Christmas wishes. Those attending are asked to bring a new, unwrapped book for ages newborn through teen for donation to the Ottawa Co. Holiday Bureau.
Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., serves lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the group plays cards at 12:30 p.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are offered on the third Wednesday of the month. Bingo is played Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations.
Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St. Open Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Date Change - Genoa Area Community Food Pantry will be open to residents of the Genoa School District the second Saturday of the month 10 a.m.-noon and the third Thursday rather than the usual fourth Thursday 3:30-5 p.m. in December, Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 315 Main St.
Faith United Methodist Women Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon, “A Street of Shoppes,” Dec. 5, Faith United Methodist Church, 795 W. Madison St. Bazaar 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ham loaf luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday and Gift Shoppe, Candy Shoppe, Yesterday’s Treasures Shoppe. Carryout lunches available.
Active Seniors are invited to Meet and Eat at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Nutritional lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation to the center available. Home-delivered meals also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.
Ageless Wonders Catered Christmas Luncheon Dec. 2 at noon at the township administration building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd. Deadline for reservation is Nov. 27. Info: 419-836-3811.
Mobile food pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary; third Monday of the month, 5-7 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd. Open to Lake Twp. residents.
Food Pantry open to the public the last Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the last Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., Main Street. Contact your local church office for further details.
Trap Shoots sponsored by the Ottawa Co. Conservation League every Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Info: Rodney Snyder at 419-410-6727.
Golden Gang will meet Dec. 1 at the township hall. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a catered dinner. Monetary donations will be collected for a food bank in lieu of the usual gift exchange.
Cookie Walk, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 14545 New Rochester Rd., near the corner of state routes 6 and 199.
Red Cross Blood Drive Dec. 3, noon-6 p.m., Oak Harbor VFW, 251 W. Main St.
TOPICS Camera Club meeting Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Way Public Library. Visitors welcome. Next meeting will be Jan. 6, weather permitting.
Holiday Card Party Dec. 8, 1:30-4 p.m., Otterbein Portage Valley auditorium, 20311 Pemberville Rd. Refreshments, door prizes, fellowship. Gift shop will be open for holiday shopping. Sponsored by the Friends of Otterbein Portage Valley.
Christmas High Tea Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m., Peteate Tea Parlor, 307 W Front St. High Tea in a traditional Victorian atmosphere. Local musician Tamilyn Shean will perform Christmas music on the viola da gamba. $30 per person. Call April at 419-494-9680 for info or reservations.
The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.
Holiday Cookie Sale Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd. Cookies available by the pound, books, gifts and specialty items. “God Becomes Man so that Man Might Become God” presentation at 1 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 27, noon-6 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike.
Book Sale through Nov. 30, Stony Ridge Branch Library. Romance paperbacks and assorted adult fiction for sale for $1 per bag.
Euchre Tournament Dec. 5, 1 p.m.-finish, Walbridge VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. $10 entrance fee includes lunch. Cash prizes for first, second and third place. Fourth place earns free entrance into next tournament. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.
"Food for Fines" donations are back this holiday season at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 North Main St., and the WCDPL Bookmobile from Nov. 30-Dec. 7. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted as "payment" for overdue book fines. (Fees for lost or damaged materials are excluded). Donations will go to the Main Street Food Pantry. Info: 419-666-9900.
Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call the center at 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.
Story Times Mondays at 7 p.m., Woodville Public Library. Info: 419-849-2744.